Aging Matters

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks’ premieres Nov. 15

Posted by on November 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks, the 13th documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. on NPT. If you’re sick or hurt enough to go to the hospital, you expect to leave in better shape than when you arrived. But as we age, it becomes […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Posted by on September 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation’ Premiere, Preview Event in May

Posted by on May 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative […]

Aging Matters ‘Nutrition & Aging’ & ‘Practical Nutrition’ Premiere Nov. 16

Posted by on November 9, 2017 at 9:39 am

Of the diseases that can affect how we age, malnutrition is not an obvious one. However, researchers say more and more older adults are malnourished, including people who may look healthy or who may even be overweight. Nutrition & Aging, NPT Reports’ latest Aging Matters documentary, examines the hidden epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition among […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace’ Premieres April 27

Posted by on April 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

It is estimated that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States; a trend that will continue for the next decade. At the same time, we are living longer than ever before. The aging of our population will impact every aspect of our lives. Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace, the latest […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation’ Premieres Nov. 17

Posted by on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

There are more than 5 million elder abuse victims in the United States and it is estimated that one in 10 adults over the age of 60 is a victim. Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation, the eighth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and […]

NPT Receives 2017 Grant from the West End Home Foundation

Posted by on November 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

  Dianne Oliver, executive director of the West End Home Foundation, stopped by NPT last week to notify us that we’ve been awarded a 2017 grant in support of our Aging Matters project. This new grant will help fund two new documentaries – including Aging in the Workplace – along with a wide range of […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia’ Premieres June 27

Posted by on June 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm

An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. are living with some form of dementia. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, the seventh documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, examines the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia premieres Monday, […]

‘Aging Matters: Healthy Aging’ Premieres Thursday, Nov. 19

Posted by on December 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

Aging is inevitable; the secret is to do so as healthily as possible and to learn to manage the changes aging brings. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging,” the sixth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the pursuit of health and well-being as we age. “Aging Matters: Healthy Aging” premieres Thursday, November […]

New ‘NPT Reports: Aging Matters’ documentary premieres May 28

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Ask most people and they’ll say they would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age; in other words, they want to age in place. But doing so is fraught with challenges such as climbing stairs, reaching upper cabinets, bathing safely, etc. There are also concerns about the surrounding community: Is there transportation; […]